When Derick Brassard missed Wednesday’s practice, people were naturally wondering why and if the reason was serious enough to cause him to miss Thursday’s contest.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault got a chuckle out of that.

“He fell on his posterior,” Vigneault explained on Wednesday, according to the Bergen Record. “We gave him the day off. He should be all right tomorrow.”

As it happens though, the injury is more significant than he initially assumed.